Handmade Wardrobe / Inspiration

Summer wardrobe staples

My friends, summer is upon us in Australia and i couldn’t be happier about it! This winter has just been one illness or medical drama after another in our family, so i’m really looking forward to months of sun, warmth and healthy days ahead!

This year Cascade skirts and Briar crop tops are my wardrobe staples. With a nursing baby and two kids to run after this outfit is the perfect mix of style and convenience for me. I must admit, when i first designed the Briar pattern, i never foresaw that it would be such a great top for feeding a baby in. I like to keep to my own personal style during pregnancy and nursing, and make my wardrobe work around it as best as possible, so i’m definitely more than a little jazzed to find that one of my favourite designs is so perfect for me right now! Happy dance? of course.

Oh and! This skirt! So this Cascade is one of the first samples i made when i was designing the pattern. At first i wasn’t sure i would keep it for myself, because come on, you know how many Cascades i own, it’s kind of ridiculous. But I find myself reaching for this skirt so often that i’m really glad i did. How cool is the print? I am such a sucker for a cool print. Right now my next goal is to make a jersey knit Cascade skirt, because i’ve seen you guys making some cool ones and i want in on that action!

That’s all for today, hugs! xoxo

photography by Sabatomic

[make this look]

Top: Megan Nielsen Briar crop top // Get the pattern
Skirt: Megan Nielsen Cascade skirt // Get the pattern
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens // Peep toe super high 

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Debbie Iles
9 years ago

Beautiful skirt. Your photos are making me a little wistful. I know it’s not, but that street looks very, very similar to Francis street in Leichhardt where I used to live (and took a few blog photos)!

9 years ago

That fabric is the most amazing fabric ever! I can’t wait for Summer to start so I can make some more Cascade skirts!

9 years ago

This outfit, complete with Sweden sandals, IS summer. You look amazing. Enjoy this marvelous summer of yours!

Kat @ House of Lane
9 years ago

Both of these patterns are on my sewing Wishlist. They are perfect for the Aussie summer. I can see why you have made so many.

9 years ago

This is a pattern I keep meaning to make. It looks great in that fabric!

9 years ago

Dang girl! That print!!!!!